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SOLD Warwick Fortress Flashback 5 String - Very Rare!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jcoutu1, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. Hey All,

    For sale is a very rare 1996 Warwick Fortress Flashback 5 String in Red. It has the 2-tek bridge, MEC lipsticks and passive electronics, Ash body, Wenge neck and board, and killer vintage looks. These are VERY hard to find. There hasn't been one for sale on Talkbass in over 3 years, and there haven't been any recently on eBay. Bass is in very good condition. The pickups have some wear on them (as do all the flashbacks), and there are a few small imperfections.

    I will include the straplocks that come built into the bass, and the strap if you really want it. If shipping, I will ship in a softshell case unless the buyer wants to pay extra for me to purchase a new hardshell case to ship in. Shipping/Packing must be paid by the buyer.

    Sold! - $2500. Also open to trades for stuff, especially recording gear. API 500 series racks and modules, outboard compressors, preamps, EQ, basses + cash, etc. Let's make a deal!

    Pics here are from my cell. Hi res photos further down the thread.







    Info direct from Warwick...
    Fortress Flashback

    Ash body
    Wenge neck (3-piece for 4-strings / 4-pieces for 5-strings)
    Wenge fingerboard
    saddel width 38,5 mm / 24. fret 63mm (5-strings)
    neck thickness: 1. fret 21 mm / 18. fret 24,5 mm (5-strings)
    bolt-on neck
    long scale 86,4 cm
    24 frets from patented bronze / silver alloy
    passive MEC 1 single lipstick, 1 T/J lipstick pickup
    passive MEC electronic
    1 Volume / Balance stacked Poti, 1 stacked Bass, 1 stacked Treble
    2TEK bridge
    platin hardware
    Hipshot Tuner
    Celluloid Pickguard
    length 111.5 cm (4-strings), 112 cm (5-strings)
    weight 4,2 kg (4-strings), 4,4 kg (5-strings)
  2. taiwright


    Mar 31, 2008
    bump for my old bass.
  3. Thanks for the bump. Same model, not same bass.
  4. Grab yourself a really cool, rare, vintage styled bass. This thing smokes with legit Warwick tone.
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Beautiful bass. One of the few Warwicks to turn my head.

    FYI--you aren't allowed to ask the buyer to pay Paypal fees, and it could get your thread summarily deleted. Best option is to raise the asking price, and if someone offers you less via cash/mo, you have room to negotiate down to account for it. :D
  6. taiwright


    Mar 31, 2008
    i remember the pickups being scratched on mine the exact same way, are you sure? i traded it to someone via talk bass for a 4 string flashback and then sold the 4 string. I'm almost positive this is my old one...
  7. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    Yup. Can't ask for the paypal fees. You want the paypal protection, you eat the cost.
  8. Not the same one. I had mine before you sold yours. On your thread, my bass player commented about his drummer having the same bass. I am his drummer. :bassist:

    I removed the PayPal fees from my original post. Didn't realize that you couldn't ask for that. Sorry.
  9. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Paypal Fees BITE Bump!
  10. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Oh wow. I had the same one a few years ago. I kick myself for selling it. I have the same bass now but in 4 string. I miss my 5-er. GLWTS!
  11. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    F'n Kool!
  12. Open to trades too! Let's make a deal!
  13. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
  14. This needs to go to a home where it will get more use. Let's make a deal!
  15. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
  16. Had a number of trade offers, but nothing has tickled my fancy. Mainly looking for recording gear in trade, especially compressors.
  17. Keep the offers coming. I want this to go to a good home!
  18. Don't let this go to eBay!
  19. Birthday bump!

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